Revised: August 25, 2004 (more photos of fringe & azaleas - in front yard)
   November 20, 2002 (azalea & crepe myrtle in fall colors)
   October 29, 2002 (final)
   October 27, 2002 (revised page; with links to larger photos)
   (Original posting: October 20, 2002)

Photos of Flowering Bushes - - -
Spring 2002-2004 & Fall Colors

All of the photos below are stored in ".gif" format and are each about 20 KB in size. Thus this page should load very quickly. Each photo links to another, larger photo. (To see the larger photo, simply place the mouse over the photo and press the left mouse button.) Some of these photos have been edited to explain the various bushes and flowering plants. The larger photos are in "JPEG" format. These larger photos are each between 120 to 200 KBs in size. An earlier page prepared by Paul has intermediate sized photos. It takes some time - using a MODEM - to download the entire page. That page is nearly 1 MB.

< < The Oriental Fringe Tree in the front yard is (we believe) a spring-time show stopper. > > Look at the photos taken in 2004.

< < The same fringe tree (white blooms) seen from the side yard. Two fall color photos have been added. The three Crepe Myrtles beside the fringe are in full fall color. The second fall color photo is one of the azaleas in the back yard.
> > Photo taken in 2004.

  Below, is overall view of the backyard. Just to the left - out of view - is the red-blooming Mallow, and to the right - also out of view - is the bed with peonies and azaleas.

Close up of the Mallow in bloom.

Peonies and azaleas.

Close up of the peonies in full bloom. Behind the peonies are the azaleas which have already bloomed.

  Crepe Myrtle tree in the background and the Weigela bush in foreground. Note the blooming rhododendron under the Crepe Myrtle. Azaleas are the low bushes closest to the garage.

The rhododendron under the Crepe Myrtle.

Close up of the rhododendron in full bloom - beautiful!

The Mock Orange is in full bloom. A pink azalea beside it is also in bloom. Then in the fall, the leaves turn lovely shades of reds, with a few pink blooms.

  The Rose of Sharon at the back of the house by the back porch steps.

Another view of the Mallow, with the Oakleaf Hydrangea to the right. In the background (to left) is the Leatherleaf Viburnum.

The Kalmia in bloom in the front yard bed.

  Buddy Buddy, our next door neighbor.